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Old 01-01-2008, 09:26 PM   #11
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Here's what I do: Take a strand of contrasting-color yarn and, when you reach the end of one round, put one end of this strand outside your work exactly at the beginning of the round - and pass the other end through/beneath your needles to the inside of your work. Now it lies across your work like a skinny, limp caterpillar. Couple of rounds later, when you've finished the last stitch before the one beginning the next round, take the inner part of contrasting yarn and thread it between the stitches [ending/beginning] below your needles.

Keep on "stitching" the cc yarn upwards as your work lengthens. You can pull it up easily and it marks your beginning and ending stitches very nicely indeed.

Hope this makes sense.

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Old 01-01-2008, 09:32 PM   #12
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Yes, that's a great suggestion. I do that with my tails for a couple inches, then need to go track down a marker.
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Actually, if you use a piece of contrasting yarn, you can pull it up as your work lengthens and you want more of the contrasting yarn to pull through the first/last stitches.
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Oh yeah, I've done that too. CO tails are the lazy knitter's marker until you get to the point you have to use another piece of yarn, or a real marker.
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